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  • Writer's pictureKhushi Giri

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

Blurb Vs Trailer

Blurb Charlie is depressed and is coping with the world. He feels alone, scared, anxious and in despair. It is an epistolary novel.

Trailer It starts with addressing, ‘dear friend’, and Charlie talks about his school, love, fun, friends, how he is trying to be positive. How he feels happy, alive, and making most of his life.

Movie Vs Book

Book The book starts with Charlie writing his first letter saying that he is trying his best to understand the world and become like everyone else to fit in. The reader can see his gullible side yet straightforward self in the way he writes the letters to his friend. Throughout the book, Charlie is so innocent. He is an over-thinker and a confused soul but he moves step by step to fit into the world when he meets Sam and Patrick. Charlie gives importance to everyone and puts everyone ahead of himself. Even towards the end of the book, he is still trying to figure of out what is right and what is wrong to fit into the world but then something changes! I love how Charlie bonds with his family in different parts of the book. *read to find out*

Movie I love the movie cause it has the appropriately shown Charlie’s innocence like I imagined it while I read the book. The storyline is altered in a lot of ways and there are a lot of good parts missing from the movie which made the book better but I love the trio! – Charlie, Patrick and Sam and their adventures at the tunnel. I wish it had more of his family and Bill in the movie.

Favorite quotes –

We accept the love we think we deserve – Bill

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be -Charlie

And in that moment, I swear we were infinite. -Charlie


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